Best Investments For 2014

[ August 31, 2013 | Author: Admin | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Annie’s (NYSE: BNNY  ) reported earnings on June 10. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Annie’s beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.

Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins expanded.

Revenue details
Annie’s reported revenue of $52.7 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $50.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter’s $43.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Best Investments For 2014: Trafford Resources Ltd(TRF.AX)

Trafford Resources Limited engages in the mineral exploration activities in Australia. It primarily explores for iron oxide, copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc, and uranium deposits. The company primarily holds interests in the Wilcherry Hill project covering 976 square kilometers located in South Australia; and the Lynas Find project consisting of 10 granted prospecting licenses covering approximately 792 hectares located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Trafford Resources Limited is based in West Perth, Australia.

Best Investments For 2014: Harleysville Savings Bank(HARL)

Harleysville Savings Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Harleysville Savings Bank that provides various banking products and services primarily in southeastern Pennsylvania. The company accepts various deposit products that include passbook and club savings accounts, NOW and regular checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, and jumbo certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio comprises loans secured by first mortgages on single-family residential properties; loans on residential properties, including loans on multi-family residential properties, construction loans, and lot loans on such properties; commercial real estate and commercial business loans; home equity lines, including installment home equity loans and home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans, such as automobile loans, loans on savings accounts, and education loans. Harleysville also provides remote ATM locations, the Internet, and telephone banking services. It operates six full-service offices located in Montgomery County and one office located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Harleysville, Pennsylvania.

Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Orckit Communications Limited(ORCT)

Orckit Communications Ltd. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of telecom equipment. It facilitates telecommunication providers’ delivery of broadband residential, business, and mobile services over wireline or wireless networks with its family of products. The company?s product portfolio includes packet transport network switches, a multi protocol label switching (MPLS) and MPLS transport profile dual stack based portfolio enabling packet, as well as legacy services over packet networks with a set of transport features. Orckit Communications markets its products directly and indirectly through strategic alliances, as well as distribution and reseller partners worldwide. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Best Investments For 2014: Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd.(CAZA)

Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd., a development stage company, intends to effect a merger, share capital exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more operating businesses or assets. It would focus on a business combination in developing countries in central and eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company was founded in April 2010 and is based in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a subsidiary of Cazador Sub Holdings Ltd.

Best Investments For 2014: Discovery Laboratories Inc.(DSCO)

Discovery Laboratories, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on developing products for the treatment of respiratory disease. The company?s product pipeline includes Surfaxin, a synthetic, peptide-containing surfactant that has completed Phase-III pivotal trial for the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature infants; Surfaxin LS, a lyophilized dosage form of Surfaxin in Phase-III clinical trials, which enhances ease of use for healthcare practitioners; and AEROSURF, a drug-device combination product that has completed first pilot Phase II clinical study of aerosolized KL4 surfactant for the prevention of RDS in premature infants. It has license agreements with Philip Morris USA Inc.; Philip Morris Products S.A.; Johnson & Johnson; and Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation for its capillary aerosolization and KL4 surfactant technologies. The company also has a strategic alliance with Laboratorios del Dr. Esteve, S.A. for the development, marketing, and s ale of a portfolio of potential KL4 surfactant products in Andorra, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Discovery Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Warrington, Pennsylvania.

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